Angora Yarn Sweater: An Eternal Halo
There are many different types of yarn for knitwear. However, angora yarn knitwear and sweaters are some of the finest in the world. Angora yarn is not as widely known as other forms of wool such as sheep's wool but is a beautiful and elegant wool from a specific breed of rabbit. There are different strands to the breed, but the main rabbit is said to come from a town in Turkey.
The color, feel, and softness of yarns that are made of wool is what makes angora yarn knitwear and sweaters elegent and in high demand by royalty everywhere. The wool is much warmer than regular sheep's wool, while also being finer and more resistant to stains. Depending on how the wool is spun, the yarn can appear very fluffy and even resemble fur without having to kill any rabbit. The look of the hand spun angora yarn makes it great for making knitwear including sweaters, and jackets.
Of the rabbits currently bred, a few kinds are more common. In Turkey, England, France, Germany and Chile breed rabbits for wool. Each of the five varieties of rabbit has varying traits that may be used to distinguish which wool came from a specific breed. One of the characteristics of the Chilean breed that creates a high demand is how large the fibers are for those are the best suited for hand spinning fluffy angora yarn for when made into hand knitted sweaters will be cherished for generations.
There is documentation extant that French royalty began a French royal angora wool collection to ensure that they had sufficient wool for their royal clothing. This collecting of wool was an integral part of what brought about the beginning of the French version of the breed of rabbit.
Using angora rabbit yarn for scarves mittens hats sweaters booties and other outerwear is a very humane way to produce warm and usable winter clothing that is also fashionable. The fur is naturally harvested from the animals in the same way that wool is harvested from sheep. Not any animals are killed for their fur, such as how the chinchilla is.
Additionally there are also some companies that are offering custom made fluffy angora sweaters to those who are willing to pay the price of having yarn hand spun for making them. These hand made sweaters are so elegant and quite useful in northern climates due to the warmth that they offer combined with their lightness and weather resistant qualities and furry fluffy looks. An angora sweater custom made with angora fibers from Chilean rabbits, and handspun yarn, once in your family will be cherished for generations.
Among the lot of different kinds of yarns for knitwear, angora yarn knitwear and sweaters are the finest in the world. It comes from a specific rabbit's breed said to come from a Turkish town. Beautiful color, feel and fluffiness are what make the knitwear elegant. The wool is up to 8 times warmer than sheep's wool. People use Angora rabbit yarn for scarves mittens hats sweaters booties etc. Several breed of rabbits are prevalent today. Angora yarn is removed by harvesting it from the rabbit so there's no killing. Handmade, custom made fluffy angora sweaters are a luxury. They are light weight, weather resistant and super warm and once you get one in your family made with fibers from Chilean angora rabbits you can be sure it will be cherished for generations.
Published May 16th, 2007